Learn More About Lincoln City Urban Renewal


The City of Lincoln City Urban Renewal would like to invite residents and stakeholders to discuss the Roads End/Villages at Cascade Head Urban Renewal Draft Plan at a Public Forum on February 18th. The event will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center and will begin with a presentation at 5:30 PM. The Public Forum will highlight the input received from the public, City staff, and the project Advisory Committee regarding the Urban Renewal Area Draft Plan and the potential projects to be pursued in the plan.


Urban renewal is a program authorized under state law and implemented locally that allows for the concentrated use of property tax revenues to upgrade certain designated areas of a city or county. It is not a new tax or an increase in taxes. These urban renewal areas are called “blighted” by state statute and typically contain sections of a city that are underdeveloped, have infrastructure needs and are not contributing fully to the local economy. They can have property which should be developed or redeveloped, or utilities and street and pedestrian systems in poor repair or in need of upgrading. For more information and to find out what has been accomplished using Urban Renewal funds, visit the City website, https://www.lincolncity.org/urbanrenewal.


In April 2019, Lincoln City City Council decided to move ahead with creating an Urban Renewal Plan for the Roads End/Villages area. Creating a Plan takes about a year and involves community input opportunities. A Public Forum was held on January 7th, 2020 to gather input on a list of possible projects to be completed if the Urban Renewal Area is adopted. An online survey was also made available for interested parties that were unable to attend the meeting to provide feedback. At this point, we would like to discuss priority projects to be completed over a 25-year time frame should the Urban Renewal Area by adopted by the Lincoln City City Council.


For more information, contact Jodi Mescher, Economic Development Coordinator at 541-996-5363 or at jmescher@lincolncity.org.

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